Digital procurement

Marketing – print, events & media

Our Fortune 500 Global fintech client’s procurement function historically managed all other categories apart from marketing. The marketing spend was around £150M p.a. globally with a supplier and contract base that was growing consistently without any control or process.


Payment & banking software


Spend & risk


Financial Services


Marketing spend had grown consistently over recent years without much procurement involvement. There were out of date contracts in place, no Supplier Relationship Management and a vast supplier base.

Print, events and media were the main subcategories within the Marketing area with a spend of around £100M p.a. Suppliers had not been reviewed, agreements renewed and rates had increased 7-8% over the previous 3 years.


We conducted a demand management exercise for Print, Media and Events. Working together with stakeholders to understand their needs and to evaluate if their current suppliers were offering competitive rates and delivering a high standard service.

Existing contracts were renewed and, where agreed with stakeholders, rates and terms renegotiated with incumbent suppliers.

Where we knew better terms could be achieved services and products were tendered .

A thorough evaluation of products or services took place where more than 3 suppliers were used and could be consolidated.


The supplier base were reduced by 10%, getting rid of suppliers that:

  • had zero spend for over 2 years,
  • were consolidated
  • did not comply with the company’s processes

£200k annual savings across print, media and events.


£200k annual saving 10% supplier base reduction

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